Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Employee Benefit Plans (Details)

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Employee Benefit Plans (Details) - OPKO Health Savings and Retirement Plan - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
Defined Contribution Plan Disclosure [Line Items]      
Maximum annual contributions per employee, percent of compensation 100.00%    
Employer matching contribution, percent of employee contribution 100.00%    
Company's matching discretion on employee contributions to the Plan 4.00%    
Employer discretionary contribution amount $ 8.4 $ 3.5 $ 3.1